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Calendar 3 

Our Trustees 4 

Faculty 5 

Our Purpose 6 

Woman's Sphere 7 

Our Location 7 

The School's Relation to Littleton College 8 

An Ex plana tion 8 

Our Course of Study 9 

Commercial Course 9 

Shorthand Department 10 

Charges per Month 12 

Our Regulations 12 

Deportm ent 13 

Industrial Department. 14 

Uniform 14 

General Instructions 15 

Schedule of W ork 17 


The Annual Session will begin on Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 12, 1906, and will be divided into four quarters 
of twelve weeks each. Pupils may enter at the begin- 
ning of any one of these quarters. Write to us for 
further particulars as to this. 

Our Trustees 

Ex-Governor C. B. Aycock, President. 
E. A. Thorne, Vice-President. 
W. E. Spruill, Secretary. 
WiivUS Alston, Sr. 
R. C. Bkaman. 
G. D. Best. 
Z. W. Evans. 
Gov. R. B. Glenn. 
W. S. Hester. 
W. H. P. Jenkins. 
Eugene Johnston. 
J. M. Rhodes. 
W. S. Rone. 
E. A. Yates. 

representing alumnae association : 
Mrs. Mamie Jenkins Clay. 
Miss Mollie S. Taylor. 
Miss Mary L. Wyche. 


J. M. RHODES, Pre:sident, 
Commercial Lazv and Business Ethics. 

Mrs. LIDA H. RHODES, Lady Principal, 
In the Place of Mother to Our Pupils. 

Bookkeeping, Stenography and Typezvriting. 

Stenography and Typewriting. 

Business English. 

Bfisiness Arithmetic. 


Secretary to President. 

College Treasurer. 

Resident Trained Nurse. 

College Physician. 

Our Purpose 

We have long seen what we beheve to be the desira- 
bihty of a Business College for Women. In our work 
such an institution has for several years appeared to be 
a necessity. 

We have for many years striven very earnestly to 
thoroughly equip young women who have been students 
in our Business Department for successful work in the 
business world. Doing this work in combination with 
that of our Literary Department, it has been a very 
difficult matter to make a success of it. Many of our 
pupils have gone out without adequate preparation, 
because, attempting too much work, they have slighted 
a part of it. 

To do our best work we have for years had a grow- 
ing conviction that we must have a well-equipped 
Business College, the work of which would be entirely 
separate from that of the Literary, Musical, Science 
and Art Departments. 

Women are seeking remunerative employment, and 
there is a demand for their services. Thousands of 
them are going out without preparation, thousands 
more with preparation so inadequate that failure is al- 
most a certainty. There is much in the way of prep- 
aration that is necessary to women that men do not 
need, instruction and training that is not given in the 
average business college which claims to be for both 
sexes but is really intended primarily for men. This 
fact is not always recognized, but it is, nevertheless, a 

All the efforts of this institution will be directed to- 
ward the work of equipping women for success in the 
business world. A close study will be constantly made 

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of their needs, and their relation to business circles, 
and earnest efforts will be made to fit them for the 
special tasks that are now coming to them in the great 
industrial and commercial circles of the country. 

There is undoubtedly an open field for a school of 
this kind, a school that will haz'e a special zvork to do 
and in many respects a peculiar task to perform. 

The commercial world is bidding for women, and 
in most instances without re;?;ard to their future, the 
one object being to get the work done and with as 
much economy as possible. The worker has her in- 
terests to conserve, and needs to be well equipped. We 
believe that women can best secure this preparation in 
a school that is for their own sex exclusively. 

Woman's Sphere 

It is very probably true that nine-tenths of the young 
women who go to business colleges to get preparation 
as accountants, bookkeepers, stenographers, etc., will, 
in a few years, marry and become the keepers of our 
homes. This is as it should be. Therefore, this great 
fact should never be lost sight of in a woman's prepara- 
tion for the work she intends doing in the near future. 
The fact that by creation she was designed for, and by 
nature peculiarly fitted to be, the queen of the home, 
should, in the work of her preparation in school, stand 
out above everything else and be constantly kept be- 
fore the teacher. 

Our Location 

The school is located in Warren County, immedi- 
ately on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which forms 
the northern boundary of its large and beautifully 
shaded campus. 

We have six daily passenger trains, which, with 

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their connections, make the school comparatively easy 
of access from any point within a thousand miles of us. 
Littleton is a health resort, and the health record of 
Littleton College is a remarkable one. During the 24 
years of the existence of this institution there has been 
only one death among the pupils. During the last 
scholastic year, with a matriculation of nearly 250 
pupils and more than 250 people in the building, the 
cost of a physician's services was less than ten cents 
per pupil for the entire year. 

The School's Relation to Littleton College 

The pupils of the Littleton Business College for Wo- 
men will live in the Residence Building of Littleton 
Female College, having the same protection and social 
advantages as pupils who take the literary courses, 
those in the two schools often rooming together. The 
business college pupils will also have the use of the 
Littleton College Library and Gymnasium, and those 
so desiring can take physical culture under the regular 
Littleton College instructor. 

This relationship will be of immense advantage to the 
Business College pupils. This advantage will be read- 
ily seen and easily recognized by an)^ thoughtful per- 
son who is at all familiar with the great temptations 
which beset young women in the city business colleges 
and the risks they take in our large cities while they are 
yet unprepared to resist the allurements of a cold and 
heartless world. 

An Explanation 

The Littleton Business College is not a new school, 
but is the enlargement of the Business Department of 
Littleton College, and, based on the work that has 
already been done, and the experience acquired, we 
shall conduct a Business College with the same courses 


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of study and the same standard and methods of work 
that will be found in the city business colleges. This 
places the school upon the foundation of an experience 
of 24 years of successful educational work, during 
which time the President and founder has made a close 
and careful study of the needs of young women. 

Our Courses of Study 

These are divided into three departments — Commer- 
cial, Shorthand, and English. 

In these three departments we have endeavored to 
include everything that is usually taught in any busi- 
ness college, with the purpose of thoroughly fitting 
our pupils for a successful career in whatever work 
they may undertake in the business world. 

We aim at nothing less than the best 
Our v/ork of which young women are capable, 

Standard and, as we have in past years done, we 

shall in future endeavor to do our best 
for the pupils who come to us. 

Pupils completing the three courses of 
Diplomas study or being adjudged proficient in 

English and completing the Commercial 
and Shorthand courses, will be awarded a diploma. 

Pupils completing either the Commercial 
Certificates or Shorthand course will be awarded a 

Certificate of Proficiency in that course. 
It is much better to complete both courses, though a 
pupil may take either without the other. 

Commercial Course 

In this department instruction is given in Book- 
keeping (both double and single entry), Arithmetic, 
Penmanship, Spelling, Commercial Law, Business 
Correspondence, Business Ethics, and Rapid Calcula- 

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We piirpose in this department to teach students the 
theory of bookkeeping in its most practical form, and 
then by actual practice familiarize them with the work 
they will be expected to do in a business office. Pu- 
pils not proficient in Arithmetic will be expected to take 
it in the English Department. 

With the exception of the Bible and 
Business dictionary, there is no book published 

Arithmetic that is of so much importance to a busi- 

ness student as arithmjetic, and no study 
on which one's success is so dependent. It teaches 
accuracy and precision, and is, perhaps, the most po- 
tent factor in the whole business course in the develop- 
ment of these qualities in a student which insure 
success. A pupil cannot put too much stress on Arith- 
metic. Without it success in the business world is an 

One who hopes to be successful as an 

Penmanship accountant or bookkeeper in a business 

office must write a good hand. We teach 

a plain, rapid system, and advise all pupils to give 

special attention to penmanship. 

Shorthand Department 

In this department we teach Stenography and Type- 
writing, Business Correspondence, Punctuation, Capi- 
talization. McKee's New Standard System of Short- 
hand is taught. 

Stenography is a scientific system of brief writing. A 
practical acquaintance with the art of Shorthand writ- 
ing is highly favorable to the improvement of the mind, 
invigorating all its faculties and drawing forth all its 
resources. No one can study it without realizing the 
benefits which come to every active mind from the 
contemplation and mastery of that which is rational, 
true and beautiful. 

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The best system of Stenography is one in which the 
characters are easily formed, written in regular order, 
legible and capable of being written at a high rate of 
speed. McKee's New Standard, the system used in 
this department, meets these requirements. The New 
Standard is superior, we think, to all other systems in 
the cardinal principles of simplicity, legibility and rap- 

An average speed of one hundred words per minute 
on new matter correctly written is required in short- 
hand, and an average of thirty-five words per minute 
from dictation and twenty-five per minute in transcrib- 
ing is required on the typewriter. 

Certificates for the completion of Stenography and 
Typewriting will be given to those who stand the re- 
quired examinations satisfactorily. 

Pupils not proficient in English and Com- 
position will be required to take these studies, includ- 
ing punctuation, capitalization, etc., in the English 
Department, in addition to the work indicated above. 

What we have said regarding Arithmetic 
English in the Business Department is true of 

English in this department. It is perfect 
folly for one to expect to make a successful stenogra- 
pher without a good knowledge of English. 

Instruction is given in this department in English 
Composition, including the structure of sentences, punc- 
tuation and capitalization, English Grammar, Arith- 
metic, Penmanship, and Spelling. 

This departmcCnt becomes a necessity in a business 
college because so many pupils wish to take a busi- 
ness course who are not proficient in English. Pupils 
who are deficient in these studies are advised to take 
and complete them if possible before taking up either 
the Shorthand or Commercial Course. Where this 

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cannot be done, special stress miust be placed on the 
studies of the English Department until the student is 
adjudged to be proficient in these studies. 

Charges Per Month 

Board, including laundry, heat and lights, 

$7.00 to $10.00 

Stenography and Typewriting 4.00 

Bookkeeping 3.00 

Business English and Arithmetic 3.00 

Services of nurse and use of Library i.oo 

Use of text-books .50 

Pupils will not pay all of the above-named charges 
unless they take all of the above-named courses. They 
will pay for board, services of nurse and use of text- 
books ; in addition to this they will pay for instruction 
in any one or more of the three courses mentioned. 
The charge for the use of text-books will be the same 
whether the pupil takes one or more courses. We do 
not advise, as a rule, the taking of all three of these 
courses at the same time. If a pupil should be defi- 
cient in English, it is better for her to take this course 
before attempting the other two. In this case she 
would pay for board, services of nurse, use of Library 
and text-books, and in addition $3.00 per month for 
instruction in business English. 

Our Regulations 

Our Business College pupils live in the same home 
and are subject to the same regulations and discipline 
as are those taking the literary and other courses in 
Littleton College. 

For many years great stress has been 
jl^g placed by us on our home life. Our 

Home Life school-home is like one great family. The 

family life of the Christian home is kept 
up as far as possible. 

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This has already proven itself to be a very potent 
factor in the development of the pupils of Littleton 
College, hundreds of whom have gone out as strong 
and useful women, and cannot be less important to 
young women who wish to prepare themselves for a 
successful career in the business world than to those 
who are taking literary studies. 

We regard character building as the 
Character greatest work we are doing. In fitting 

Building young women for future usefulness, 

nothing can be of more importance. 
Surely in the business world, strength, steadiness, self- 
confidence, reliability, integrity are a necessity. We 
regard these as a part of the assets of every young 
woman who goes out from our college home, and ex- 
pect every one of our Business College pup 'Is to make 
special efforts to acquire them. 

Our methods will be the same as those of other 
business colleges, and we shall strive to excel them if 
possible in thoroughness of work. We shall earnestly 
endeavor to do the same quality of work in the Busi- 
ness College that has won such notable distinction for 
Littleton College. 


We place great stress upon the importance of lady- 
like deportment at all times and under all circumstances, 
in the college and out of it. The scholarship of a pupil 
is alv/ays at a discount if her deportment is not good. 
She must have real character and be a lady as well as 
a scholar. While deportment is not, in the strictest 
sense, a part of scholarship, we so consider it. We, 
therefore, place the deportment grade in our reports 
with the recitation grades, and in the final average 
bring it in as a part of the scholarship grade. We do 
this because we believe it is right and because we think 

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ladylike deportment is even more to be desired than the 
best scholarship without it. 

Industrial Department 

Information concerning this will be given on appli- 


It is our purpose and desire to discourage at all 
times any tendency toward display in dress. We wish 
our pupils to dress neat and plain, and experience has 
taught us that a uniform is economical from several 
points of view in school life and work. The uniforms 
adopted at the Littleton Business College are as follows : 

No. I. — Fall, Winter and Spring. 

Untrimmed, dark navy-blue woolen skirt and waist 
of white lawn, pique, any other plain cotton fabric, or 
linen. (The collar may be of white linen, of goods 
like waist, of white, black or navy-blue ribbon. Fancy- 
colored ties and ribbons are not a part of the uni- 
form. ) 

No. 2. — Commencement. 

White India or Persian lawn, trimmed with tucks 
and ruffles of same, with white ribbon collar and belt ; 
or plain shirt-waist suit of white pique, duck, lawn, or 

(Sashes and streamers do not belong to the uniform.) 

All pupils need Uniform No. i at the beginning of 
the school year in September, this beins;- the dress used 
for church and street wear throuR-hout the entire year. 
The Com(mencement Uniform is not really necessary in 
the fall, although those who have it usually enjoy wear- 
ing it to public exercises in the chapel during the year. 

Some pupils come expecting;- to wear the uniforms to 
school. They are not school dresses, and are worn only 

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to church, concerts, shopping, visiting, and on all pub- 
lic occasions. School dresses should be simple, neat 
and comfortable, such as the pupil would wear ordi- 
narily at her home or to school. 

is the uniform head-dress for both winter and summer. 
It is of navy-blue flannel, and may be bought in the 
college for $1.35. 


We have no uniform wrap, but the majority of the 
pupils wear navy-blue or black wraps ; shades of tan, 
brown and gray are not objectionable, but conspicuous 
shades of red, green, etc., are not acceptable. 

General Instructions 

1. It is our purpose and desire to guard against all 
influences that would be objectionable in any private 
Christian home. Officers, teachers and pupils alike 
exert themselves to maintain a pure, wholesome at- 
mosphere in our home. 

2. Pupils are required to take out-door exercise by 
daily walks in com.pany with the teachers, but, when 
the weather is unfit for this, calisthenics and exercises 
in physical culture are given in the gymnasium, under 
the supervision of the teacher of physical culture. No 
brain work is allowed during the "walking hour," but 
this must be recognized by all as a time for recreation. 

3. We have found it not to the interest of pupils to 
visit their homes frequently during the session. They 
are not permitted, as a rule, to spend a night or take 
meals outside of the college. 

4. When puppils are expecting to have gentlemen 
friends call, as they may be passing through town, it 
will be necessary for us to have written instructions 
from parents or guardians as to this, so that there may 
be no embarrassment concerning it. 

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5. When it becomes necessary or advisable for a 
pupil to leave the college for any reason, parents or 
guardians are requested to send us, in advance, written 
instructions concerning her leaving. 

6. Pupils are allowed to do shopping in the town 
once a month, in company with the teacher who is on 

7. Each pupil, teacher and officer boarding in the 
Business College will furnish one pair of sheets (2 by 
21-2 yards), one white counterpane or bed-spread 
(same size), one pair of pillow-cases ( 18 by 32 inches), 
one pair of blankets or a heavy quilt, laundry bag, four 
to six towels, four to six table napkins, and a spoon 
and cup or glass for her room. (Each bed is furnished 
with pillows and one blanket by the college.) 

8. Every article of clothing, including bed-clothing, 
should be marked distinctly with the owner's name. 
Garments to be laundered should be marked in such 
places as will be conspicuous when folded, where this 
is practicable. 

9. There will be a charge of ten cents per meal for 
all meals sent to bed-rooms. 

10. Each pupil should have one heavy and one light 
wrap, broad and thick-soled shoes, overshoes or san- 
dals, and umbrella. It frequently costs many times 
the worth of these things to be without them. 

11. Letters and packages should invaribly be ad- 
dressed in care of Littleton Business College. Pack- 
ages sent by express should be prepaid. 

12. Our grounds are strictly private, and are reserved 
for the use and recreation of the inmates of the college- 
home exclusively. 

13. In addition to general deportment and character, 
the care of their rooms, desks and books is taken into 
consideration when grading pupils on deportment. 

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14. None but safety matches are allowed to be used 
in the building; therefore, pupils and teachers are re- 
quested to bring no matches, as they can be purchased 

15. Dentistry and dressmaking, if possible, should be 
attended to before the pupil leaves home, thus avoiding 
interruption in regular school work. 

16. All inmates of the college recognize and welcome 
Sunday as a day of quiet, rest and meditation ; visitors 
are not, therefore, received on the Sabbath, as a rule. 

17. Patrons will please write for desired information 
concerning any matter. 

Schedule of Work 


6 Rising Bell. 

7 Notice Bell. 

7 130-8 Breakfast. 

8-9:00. .Caring for Rooms, Preparation for School, etc. 

9-9 130 Chapel Service. 

9 :30-i Class Recitations. 

I- 1 .-30 Dinner. 


2-3 130 Class Rec'tations. 

3 130-3 145 Section Meetings, Distribution of 

Mail and Preparation for Walk. 

3 45-4 130 Recreation and Walking Hour. 

5 130-6 Evening Pra3^er. 

6-6 130 Supper. 


6 •■30-7 ^30 • • .Current Events and Social Hour. 

7 130-9 130 Study Hour. 

10 Retirine Bell.